One Day, Killing Time
One day I was hanging out and I was bored so I decided to go over to my friends house. My friend is a hobbyist and he has a lot of cool pieces of equipment in his garage.
What he does is he takes these pieces of previous electronic devices that have been disassembled and he thinks of ways to put them together that will create something that has never existed before.
He doesn’t do this because he’s an inventor. He doesn’t do this because he’s hoping to come up with some world saving device. He doesn’t do this become famous. He does this because it’s fun. He very much enjoys the idea of taking a much of different parts that don’t seemingly belong together and figuring out how to put things together in a way that will create something better than what existed before.
Better Than Before
Usually this thing that is better is just some weird device that does something but because he made it from the smaller devices that didn’t seem to have anything to do with one another, that’s what he likes to do as his hobby.
We went to this hobby shop because he was looking for this one piece in his garage that he thought he had but he didn’t. So we went to this hobby shop and on the way over he was explaining there’s two types of hobbyists, at least according to him.
There’s the kind that buy these do-it-yourself kits which have all these components. These components are built specifically to be put together in a larger device that will do a specific thing. Like building a clock or building an oscilloscope or building a computer.
Better Than The Parts
These are all forms of putting stuff together which kind of gives you the feeling of building something and putting together smaller pieces to put together something that’s bigger as a whole than they are as separate pieces, but also it’s kind of like a predetermined thing.
It’s kind of like, according to him, it’s very similar to a painting by the numbers. You have this piece of paper, these guidelines and numbers and you put the different colors in based on the numbers and you end up with a piece of art. You can tell yourself you’re an artist, but it’s not quite the same thing is coming up something from scratch.
That’s what he says is the second type of hobbyist. These people that like to put together things and in a way that no one would have expected. Right when we got to this hobby shop there was a guy in the back room. They have a back room that’s used for demonstrations and lectures and teachings. The guy was getting ready to tell a story.
Once There Was A Blacksmith
Once upon a time, back in the Middle Ages, there was a blacksmith. This blacksmith had this gigantic waterwheel. Back in the Middle Ages there was a lot of small societies that significantly used the power of the waterwheel to do a lot of work.
If you go back in time, or if you went back in time, if you went to small villages next to the rivers, you’d find these rivers that had massive numbers of waterwheels up and down the river because that was a fantastic source of essentially never ending energy.
Waterwheels, if you can have access to one, are better than windmills because windmills depends on the wind blowing but waterwheels are always turning. If you have a waterwheel then you always have energy. This blacksmith had this big facility inside of which was the axel coming out of the waterwheel from the water, and he could use this thing to turn and hook it up to gears.
Transmission Of Energy
He had this gigantic gearbox and outside of this gearbox he had a lot of attachments that he could attach things to and leverage and harness the power of this waterwheel that was turning from the water that was continuously flowing downstream.
One of his side gigs was to grind wheat into flour, grind grain into flour, but most of what he did was a blacksmith, he would grind tools. He would melt tools, he would make metal tools. He had a crew of people that worked for him. They were always going out and looking for different kinds of ore to be smelted into metal and to create tools and sell tools.
One day his men came back with this ore that no one had ever seen before. Of course, since he was in competition with all the other blacksmiths he had his men keep their own kind of secret sources of ore. If they found a very large deposit of ore, they would keep it very very secret because otherwise the competition would find it and they would outsell him.
Don’t Tell Anybody
They wanted to keep this new ore secret. So he told them to find this particular ore, bring back as much of it as they could. Because if you find something new that is a raw material, you could use that raw material to make something that no one has ever seen before.
If you can take that raw material that no one has ever seen before and make it into something that has known as ever seen before you can become a very successful entrepreneur. That’s what his intention was, but he noticed that this ore that no one had ever seen before when he smelted it and got different metals.
The metal was a metal that he had never seen before. This metal had several different melting points. He put it in the fire, it would melt, but then as he heated it up, it would solidify. Then as he heated it up even more would melt again and then as he heated it up even more it solidified. He did it, he went through several phase transitions.
So Many Phase Transitions
Several times throughout a whole bunch, a of whole range of temperatures. After he got enough of this raw metal, he went through it very carefully and extracted some metal from the various different melting points within this one strange metal that no one had ever seen before. He started to take these different pieces of metal that he extracted from the different melting points and he put them together in a kind of box that was similar to the one that was hooked up to his waterwheel.
He was just kind of thinking, maybe he could swap this metal out with this box. He box was, of course, made with metal parts and they were wearing out he was thinking maybe this might be a suitable replacement, but he was still wondering why in the heck this one metal had several different melting points. Several different phase transitions.
When he put this new gearbox together, made up of gears that were all made from different melting points, the gears started turning on their own. It wasn’t connected to anything, but the gears were suddenly producing energy. Producing movement seemingly on their own. There was some weird way, that he didn’t understand, that these different gears, that had been extracted from different melting points, were interacting in a way that was producing nonstop energy from seemingly no source.
I Could Totally Sell This
He kept this very secret because he knew that he was onto something fantastic. After a couple of days he actually disconnected his waterwheel from the gearbox and he hooked up the output of the gearbox to the output of this new device and it was producing just as much energy as his waterwheel.
This box, this box of metal that was not connected to anything, that was seemingly moving continuously on its own, was putting out as much energy as his waterwheel. He used this box that wasn’t connected anything for the next several weeks. He used this box to grind down his tools. He used this box to grind the grain into into flour, to grind the wheat into flour.
Then he started to get worried about what would happen if people found out about this box. He started to wonder what would happen to people figured out that he had this box. They might want to steal this box and use this as a very secret very powerful infinite energy source.
This Could Be Trouble
As he had this box, in the two weeks he had this box, he had all of these ideas of how we could create this secret metal shop hidden away from everywhere. At the time the only place you could actually do any kind of work had to be next to a river, so was very easy to identify who was making equipment who was making weapons and who wasn’t.
He started to worry what would happen if you could take this box that produced unlimited energy and take it to some hidden cave somewhere and use this as some kind of a secret fortress to build a secret army. That might be very very dangerous and so he eventually stopped using this box.
He actually built several boxes. His men had found several pieces of the strange ore and any instructed them to take all of it that they could find. So he had enough metal to make several these boxes and he had enough of this raw material, this ore to make several more, but he kept them all very very hidden. Eventually went back to using the waterwheel for his energy and he never told anyone about these magic boxes that produced unlimited energy.
They Are Still There
Theoretically these boxes still exist somewhere in Europe today. The story, of course, was meant to inspire all of these hobbyists who take these smaller pieces of electronics and put them together into something that didn’t exist before.
I never met this guy that told the story before. I’ve been to this hobby shop with a guy a couple of times. These guys are all like my friend. They like to build stuff that no one has ever seen before. They are very much proud of these devices that they create that no one has ever seen before.
When we got back to this guys house it was 8 PM. I didn’t notice when I wandered over there. I was just going over there to kill time. I got to his house about three or four, but when we got back it was eight. His wife was very very angry.
Dude, Why Are You Glaring At Me?
He had promised his wife that he was going to be at home at six for dinner. His wife obviously blamed me. When we got back she kind of glared at me and I took that as a hint that I wasn’t going to be offered free dinner, so I went back home.
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